US Lacrosse Gets Proactive with New Video

US Lacrosse,the National Governing Body of Lacrosse, produced a nifty video earlier this month — http://www.uslacrosse.org/UtilityNav/AboutTheSport/HealthSafety/ConcussionAwareness/Video.aspx — entitled  Concussions in Lacrosse: Signs, Symptoms and Playing Safe.

The video, which lasts about ten minutes, was hosted by Stephen and Kelly Berger, who play for TEAM USA’s men’s and women’s teams, respectively.  The page that links to the video — http://www.uslacrosse.org/UtilityNav/AboutTheSport/HealthSafety/ConcussionAwareness.aspx — includes numerous other online resources and articles about concussions.

US Lacrosse seems to be taking a very proactive step toward expressing its concern about concussions. The web page includes the following quote from Dr. Richard Hinton, US Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee:

“Research has found both men’s and women’s lacrosse to be relatively safe compared to other commonly played team sports. Most injuries are minor strains, sprains and contusions. But, as in any sport, more significant injuries can and do occur. The Sports Science and Safety Committee of US Lacrosse is sponsoring research to monitor these injuries, better understand their mechanisms, and design preventive programs. Our goal is to expand the base of lacrosse specific sports medicine knowledge and provide objective guidance to enhance safety at all levels of play.”

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